How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home 10/06/2017A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your house isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the warmest and coolest Olathe days. That’s because there’s additional factors that impact the equation. Your registers, how your household your HVAC and other operator preferences can factor into the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without calling for heating and cooling service. Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers Check your house for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by curtains or furniture, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be a cause uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, the warm or cool air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at incorrect temperatures. Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air in the winter and permitting hot outside air in during the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or incorrectly insulated attic could mean major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Look to see if you have sufficient insulation and that it’s the correct kind of insulation for your type of home and the environment in Olathe. Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running Many households keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when required. What truly happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating around your home consistently and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your space. Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks If your ducts have leaks or holes in them, they could signify trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks around windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is is fairly easy. Consider a Zoning System Another thing you can do to fix how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s absolutely more of a long-term project and a larger investment than other means of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can assist. If you have any more questions about how to obtain even temperatures throughout your home, call us at 913-432-3342. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. Just let us know you need to arrange an appointment when you call or simply schedule your appointment online.